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CVE-2019-1729 Detail

Current Description

A vulnerability in the CLI implementation of a specific command used for image maintenance for Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to overwrite any file on the file system including system files. These file overwrites by the attacker are accomplished at the root privilege level. The vulnerability occurs because there is no verification of user-input parameters and or digital-signature verification for image files when using a specific CLI command. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the device and issuing a command at the CLI. Because an exploit could allow the attacker to overwrite any file on the disk, including system files, a denial of service (DoS) condition could occur. The attacker must have valid administrator credentials for the affected device to exploit this vulnerability.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/15/2019
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.0 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
Exploitability Score: 0.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): High
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20190515-nxos-file-write Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:cisco:nx-os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
7.0\(3\)i4\(9\)
 cpe:2.3:o:cisco:nx-os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
7.0\(3\)i7
Up to (excluding)
7.0\(3\)i7\(4\)
Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3000:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3100:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3100-z:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3100v:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3200:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3400:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3500:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3524-x:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3524-xl:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3548-x:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3548-xl:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_3600:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9000:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9200:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9300:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:h:cisco:nexus_9500:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-1729
NVD Published Date:
05/15/2019
NVD Last Modified:
05/17/2019